Banners were placed Sunday morning, May 24, saluting all 72 members of the Shenandoah High School Class of 2020. The banners, funded by our Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation, are hanging on a fence along Tennis Court Road on the west side of Mustang Field, so that they're easily accessible for viewing and for photographs. The banners were hung by members of the family of Aaron Burdorf, the Shenandoah High activities director. The banners go to class members after being displayed for a week. Because of the threat of the corona virus, class members have already taken part in the videotaping of a "virtual commencement," which will be released Sunday afternoon, May 31, on both the KMA and Shenandoah Schools websites. A live graduation ceremony is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, July 19, at Mustang Field.

June 24, 2020

There’s an old saying that if you have job that really needs doing, you should find a busy person to do it.

It appears the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation has done just that in hiring Jamie Burdorf to be its first executive director. 

Burdorf, who lives in Shenandoah, is a busy wife, mother of four children ranging in age from 14 to 9, a part-time pre-school teacher at Turnbull Child Development Center, and still the editor, part-time, of the weekly newspaper in State Cent...

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June 3, 2020

Thanks to donors to the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation, graduating seniors in the Shenandoah High Class of 2020 have been awarded 34 scholarships valued at $46,500.

The scholarship winners were announced last week in an online version of the traditional awards assembly, since the corona virus pandemic made it impossible to hold the usual ceremonies.

Amy Miller and Star Ann Kloberdanz, two members of the foundation’s board of directors who helped administer the scholarships, reviewed the awards for the public Wednesday morning, June 3, in an...

May 26, 2020

Financial grants over the last three years to teachers and staff members of the Shenandoah Community Schools, provided by the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation to enhance the learning experiences of students, now total more than $13,000 after the spring 2020 grants have been determined.

The latest grants are supporting teachers and students in a variety of areas.  While some will need to be postponed – because of the pandemic-forced closure of schools -- others are fulfilled.

Grants to teachers from the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation hav...

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Nick Bosley, Star Ann Kloberdanz describe foundation's short-term and 

long-term projects in KMA interview


April 23, 2020


Our Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation board members Nick Bosley and Star Ann Kloberdanz gave a terrific round-up of foundation projects, scholarships & grants Wednesday, April 22, when they were interviewed by Brent Barnett on KMA radio. In this time of required social distancing during the corona virus threat, Bosley was across the studio from Barnett, while Kloberdanz spoke via phone from her home northwest of Shenandoah. You can listen to the 5-minute interview, right here:


Corona virus threat forces
cancellation of our 5K Fun Run/Walk

on Memorial Day this spring


April 16, 2020


The Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation's second annual 5K Fun Run/Walk, which had been scheduled for Memorial Day morning (May 25) this spring, has been canceled because of the continuing threat of the corona virus.


The foundation's board of directors reluctantly made that decision at its April 8  meeting.


The board indicated it plans to have the event again on Memorial Day of 2021. 

















A bench outside Shenandoah High.


Thanks to the SHS Class of 1969 for

a thoughtful donation after their
50-year reunion last fall

November 11, 2019

After the Shenandoah High School Class of 1969 gathered during the recent "Shenfest" celebration, the class made a $134 donation to the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation.

"We appreciate the foundation's mission and also the hard work the members contribute to accomplish it," wrote Linda Chesshire Haldane, a Class of '69 spokesperson.



What a year 2019 was for the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation! A $250,000 donation, 17 pledges of $10,000 each in the "Family Challenge,” a partnership with the Jay Trust Fund,
and more good news! 

© 2017 Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation.  

P.O. Box 351, Shenandoah IA 51601

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